V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamasmondays…The Wizard of Oz Itty Bittys, Buttonbag Advent Calendar & City Kids Magazine

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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V. I. BUYS: Which mum are you? A gift guide for the modern mother who likes…GIN #part 1

When you become a mum there are a few things that get your through the day and night –  and they can become your lifeline too. Playing on those ‘mum clichés’ I have complied a series of Christmas gift guides that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks centred around these little treats – but with a difference

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V. I. BUYS: 11 Kids Halloween party buys for under £15

Throwing a last minute Halloween party for the kids? Then fear not… With these creepy party buys you can decorate the table in a flash – and the least scary part will be the price tag. I’ve rounded up 11 ‘fang-tastic’ buys for under £15   Main: Trick or Treat Gold foil Bunting £4.99 Candle & Cake Halloween character ballons £12 for 4 Meri Meri at The Original Party Bag Company Pumpkin drinking jar with straw £1 Wilko Foil bat balloons £13.50 for…

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V. I. BUYS: My fantasy Miami beach house style & my 10 fave places to eat in South Beach {Staycation Style #7}

I love Miami.  In fact I love America full spot. I can’t help it. I am slightly obsessed by the U. S. of A – the lifestyle, traditions and yes, I admit it some of the glamour too. I first visited Miami when I was about 14 – it was part of a day trip as I was on a family holiday to Orlando. At the time I remember thinking how colourful, fascinating and exciting it all seemed. It was…

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V. I. BIRTHDAY: A retro 1970’s kids tea birthday party with Little Bird at Mothercare

When I was planning my 40th birthday that you can read here  – I knew I wanted to do something for Miss Marnie and my friends children who we were all away with in Camber Sands (read about our beach house here). My idea was the throw the seven kids ranging from 4 weeks to 6 years their own little 1970’s themed party before us adults celebrated with a 1970’s Dinner Party in evening which you can read here. I tried to think back…

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